Secret Santa Trees

A creative and edible party favor for each guest, these cookie trees that reveal a hidden Santa chocolate will be the talk of the holidays.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
container (12 oz) fluffy white or vanilla whipped ready-to-spread frosting
16
small foil-wrapped milk chocolate Santa candies
8
fudge-striped cookies
8
sugar-style ice cream cones with pointed ends
2
to 3 drops green food color
Sugar sequins, sugar crystals or assorted decors
  • 1 For each tree, place small amount of frosting between backs of 2 wrapped Santa candies; attach to bottom of cookie with small amount of frosting.
  • 2 Spread rim of cone with small amount of vanilla frosting. Attach over Santa to 1 cookie, chocolate side to cone. Stand upright on tray. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 Stir food color into remaining frosting; frost each tree with 3 tablespoons green frosting. Decorate with sugar sequins, crystals or decors as desired. For frosting to be firm to touch, prepare the day before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Treat
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    110mg
    110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    54g
    54%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    42g
    42%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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